Decrease of hyperglycemia by syringaldehyde in diabetic rats.

  title={Decrease of hyperglycemia by syringaldehyde in diabetic rats.},
  author={S C Kuo and H H Chung and C H Huang and J-t Cheng},
  journal={Hormone and metabolic research = Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung = Hormones et metabolisme},
  volume={46 1},
Syringaldehyde is one of the active principles from the stems of Hibiscus taiwanensis (Malvaceae) that has been mentioned to lower hyperglycemia. However, the potential mechanisms for this action of syringaldehyde remain obscure. In the present study, we used streptozotocin to induce diabetic rats (STZ-diabetic rats) as type 1-like diabetic rats and fed fructose-rich chow to rats as type 2-like diabetic rats. Then, we performed the postprandial glucose test and applied the hyperinsulinemic… CONTINUE READING